The Approach presents Solutions, an exhibition of new paintings by Dutch artist Rezi van Lankveld.
Continuing with a direct and intuitive approach to painting that has been consistent throughout her practice, van Lankveld starts with no preconceptions of the outcome of the canvases. Gradually coaxing out shapes that begin to naturally emerge from the poured paint, drawing out some lucidity from the wet abstracted surface and offering up ambiguous representations of anthropomorphic figures and organic forms.
Due to the improvised nature of the initial paint application, the unpredictable direction of the paintings lead to new experiences in each work. This subconscious process of creating a sense of fluidity and motion has been described by the artist as a “happening”. Contrasting applications of paint form dynamic layers and textural dimensions that overlap and open up spaces in the painted surface evoking collages, a medium that the artist worked with in a similarly instinctive way and acting as a catalyst to the more recent paintings.Rezi van Lankveld, Like Bitter, 2018. Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm | 19 5/8 x 15 5/8 in.